Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hacienda Pinilla portion of Langosta Beach

Here are two views of Langosta beach at the Hacienda Pinilla portion of Langosta beach.   This scene is just across Langosta estuary from the location of our condo and the Barcelo Resort.  As you can see from this photo, the beach is unspoiled, with soft, clean sand extending as far as the eye can see.  The top photo looks inland, and the second photo shows the view up the beach from approximately the same spot.

We enjoy walking along the beach.  Although this spot is only about 300 meters (less than a quarter mile) from our condo, it is much easier to reach this beach by foot than by car.  It is a short walk down the beach.  To drive to this location, however, you have to drive inland because there is no road across the Langosta estuary, nor should there be.  The Langosta estuary, which I showed yesterday and the day before, is left in its natural state to provide habitat for wildlife.  

To drive to the Hacienda Pinilla portion of Langosta beach, you have to drive through Tamarindo (which takes only 5 minutes), drive inland to the next town (Villareal), then drive south to Hacienda Pinilla and back west to the beach.  It takes about 20 minutes to drive to this portion of the beach, which we can reach by walking in about 3 minutes.

Hacienda Pinilla is a master planned area of 4,500 acres.  It is a gated community.  The beach is public and anyone can walk along it, but you cannot drive into the area to reach the beach unless you have a reason to go into Hacienda Pinilla. 

My thanks, again, to my son, Stuart, for taking this series of aerial photos for my Daily Photo site during his gyrocopter flight.


Sharon said...

That looks like a very lush, green stretch of land and I'm sure there must be a few buildings down there, but you can't see any!

Julie said...

it is so wonderful to see such unspoiled beach and jungle at the ocean. Costa Rica is a very, very special place

brattcat said...

There are mountains beyond mountains in that first shot. And so many shades of green.

Kyna Wagner said...

So it would only take 3 minutes to walk south to the golf course pinilla?

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